How well are you managing your Facebook account? A picture tells a thousand words not only in your posts but also in your Profile, Cover and Tab images. When you make a post or comment – if you hover over your icon or name the first thing to show up is a visual of your Profile image within your Cover image, so take advantage of that!
In December 2012, Facebook confused several page administrators by making it a rule that text in cover images and ads must be limited to 20 percent of the total picture. Well if you are not sure of all the permutations of how 20% lays over your cover image and are a little shady in the maths department…
ShortStack took some of the guesswork out of it all by putting together this fantastic layout below showing how page admins can still get their message across if only 20 percent of the ad or cover photo can be text.
Covers may not include: (extracted from allfacebook.com)
- Images with more than 20 percent text.
- Price or purchase information, such as, “40 percent off,” or, “Download it on socialmusic.com.”
- Contact information such as a website address, email, mailing address, or information that should go in your page’s “about” section.
- References to Facebook features or actions, such as like (http://allfacebook.com/global-pages-analytics-graph-api-fql_b107214) or share (http://allfacebook.com/socialcode-best-practices-engagement_b107019), or an arrow pointing from the cover photo to any of these features.
- Calls to action, such as, “Get it now,” or, “Tell your friends.”
Courtesy of ShortStack: